Try tiny living on for size at WeeCasa, an experiential tiny home hotel and showroom on Colorado's Front Range. Located riverside in Lyons, Colorado, WeeCasa offers nightly rentals of its tiny homes, which range between 150 and 200 square feet in size. If the experience makes you want to purge your possessions and take it to the next level, WeeCasa will also sell you a new or used tiny home or even build a custom tiny home to suit your tastes.
WeeCasa keeps multiple tiny home models on the premises and also offers weekly tours if your interest in tiny homes is more curiosity than experiential. Multiple models means more floor plans to try out. Some offer a lofted area for a queen bed and more main level space or another bed while others incorporate the sleeping area into the main level. Try your hand at preparing a meal in the tiny home's kitchenette, complete with a mini-fridge and cooktop. Every home also has an indoor bathroom with a stand-up shower.
Unfortunately, this is a warm weather operation only, so you'll have to wait until March 2016 to plan your stay, but most of the homes at WeeCasa are either $189 or $199 per night once reservations open up again.
Buying a tiny home is a larger investment. On its website, WeeCasa boasts that 68 percent of its owners have no mortgage debt, and while custom prices start at $15,000, some of their current tiny home listings are between $45,000 and $58,000 — a world away from some of the more budget conscious tiny homes we've seen. Some of the models in its nightly rental stock are these high-end, custom tiny homes, with an extra bed, more living space or barn siding.
If you can't wait until March to check out WeeCasa, there is a two-day tiny living festival, Wee Winter Fest, planned on site for Dec. 5 and 6, when Lyon's winter parade is scheduled.
· WeeCasa [Official site]
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